Saturday, February 07, 2009

U.S. Army Provides Military Law Training to the Lebanese Armed Forces

February 2, 2009
In January, members of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) participated in the U.S. Army's Law of Military Operations course.  The subjects covered included the roles of military attorneys in war and peacetime, and issues related to human rights.
The course, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, promotes skills sharing between the United States and Lebanon.  Training is carried out in accordance with LAF requests and focused on areas LAF leadership identifies as necessary. 
The overall goal of U.S. military assistance to Lebanon is to strengthen the LAF and increase its capacity to defend Lebanon's borders.  Since 2006, the United States has allocated over $410 million to the LAF.  The United States is committed to building the capabilities of the LAF and it will continue to support the government of Lebanon and the LAF as they continue their efforts to safeguard the peace, unity and sovereignty of Lebanon.

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